7. Chris Paul
The Warriors traded for Chris Paul this summer in part to get Jordan Poole’s contract off their books. Receiving a future Hall of Famer is rarely a poor decision, but CP3 does not exactly fit the Dubs’ preferred play style.
There have been next to no issues through five games. Paul accepted coming off the bench after starting the first two contests with Draymond Green out. Golden State is 4-1 and looks like a title contender. They have two wins over the Kings and one against the Pelicans.
Will CP3 be happy coming off the bench and playing under 30 minutes per game? His shooting percentages are way down, but the 12-time All-Star is adjusting to a new team and scheme. The Warriors only care about wins, so it is on Paul to be willing to sacrifice to chase a championship in the Bay Area.
If things go south, the Nets may be able to swoop in and take CP3 off the Dubs’ hands at a cheap price with a third team likely involved to take Ben Simmons. It would be a risky move for multiple parties, but Chris Paul could be the boost the Nets need to qualify for the postseason and have a shot to win a playoff series.